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Juana Nicolasa's Group
In this Group: Juana Nicolasa, Elia Lucia, Eva Felisa , Marcelina , Gilberta Violeta , Joba Elena , Otilda Marta , Santos Rebeca , Tomasa Soledad, Roxana Adelaida, Ana Martina
“La Bendicion” (The Blessing) Communal Bank was created by a group of enterprising women with initiative who are dedicated to diverse activities. A total of 11 women are members and they were organized by Mrs. Elia Lucia, a 42-year-old, responsible, honest woman who is very respected by society. She is dedicated to the art of weaving, making typical clothing for women. Recognizing that she needed some capital to increase her business's productivity, she created this bank. It has been 6 months since it was formed and it has benefited all its members.

They approached the office of ASDIR to request financing to cover their customer demand and provide better conditions of life for their families. The group is located in Juchanep Canton in the municipality and department of Totonicapán.
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El Banco Comunal “LA BENDICION” es creado por un grupo de mujeres emprendedoras y con iniciativa, el cual ellas se dedican a diversas actividades, son un total de once señoras, organizadas por doña Elia Lucia Y. Velásquez, de 42 años de edad, mujer responsable, honesta y muy respetada por la sociedad. Ella se dedica a la Tejeduría “Elaboración de Cortes Tipicos para mujeres”, viendo la necesidad de un pequeño capital para poder incrementar la productividad de su negocio decide crear este banco comunal que es a beneficio de todas teniendo ya 6 meses de estar formándolo. Se Acercan a las instalaciones de ASDIR solicitando un Financiamiento para facilitar y poder cubrir la demanda a su clientela y así poder darle mejores condiciones de vida a sus familias. La ubicación de Grupo es en el Cantón Juchanep, del municipio y departamento de Totonicapán, Guatemala.

Additional Information

About Asociación ASDIR

ASDIR (Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Rural - Association for the Development of Rural Communities) is a community-based organization that works to promote development in the villages and communities where it serves. It was founded in 1999 in the village of Nimasac, Totonicapán Department, by a handful of local men and women to support community projects and group loans. Today ASDIR has 5 offices across 3 departments (Totonicapán, Sololá and Suchitepéquez) serving more than 6,000 clients, most of them in rural communities.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 91
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $9,860,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Juana Nicolasa's Group's $2,000 loan helped a member eXPANDING THEIR INVESTMENT TO MAKE ARTESAN CLOTHING.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010